Song of he Tui Lodge

Volunteers can practice speaking English and explore the incredible beauty of the Abel Tasman parks and beaches as seen in the films The Hobbit & Lord of the Rings. Enjoy the great food of the region, wine and star kissed skies with unpolluted mountain air. Hear some great stories from Reg's 40 years in hospitality, savour home cooked food, and enjoy company from Princess the Labrador.

Luxury organic boutique lodge on 25 acres of native forest. We appreciate couples who would like to live in a beautiful lodge, where the main task is providing some care for Reg, who is now feeling his age! Still fiercely independent, tasks are enjoying cooking the daily evening meal, occasional hands-on jobs such as firewood chopping and some property maintenance, and taking the lovely labrador Princess for walks! Woofers are invited to enjoy the environment: the scenery, the beaches, walks and must have a car. Reg, now living on his pension, requests that wwoofers will help in the cost of their feeding and utilities; this can be discussed. In exchange, there are no set working ours - we want you to simply enjoy the property! - help is just needed as and when. Accommodation will be provided in a luxury guest suite, enjoying all the lodge facilities. Should applicants work remotely or be studying online, then this would be a great opportunity for you. Or, if you have a valid working visa in the local community there are plenty of seasonal job opportunities coming up for summer. Packers should have their own vehicle as we are very remote here. Vegetarians and vegans welcome, but I eat anything! Please give me a call or email (rather than message) so we can talk more about the setup! Or, visit our website

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Contact with nature

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